Reusable Water Bottles Initiative
Tourism is a double edge sword. It has both positive and negative impacts on the environment. In south Asia, tourism industry has a massive impact on the proliferation of plastic waste due to inability of local infrastructures and recycle facilities. In return we have to face environmental challenges. Being a tour company it’s our responsibility to minimize the adverse impact on the environment. Aarya village took small steps towards sustainability by providing reusable water bottles to our guests on arrival.
“If you want to change something, first changes yourself “
At the end of 2019 we have conducted the survey of our program we are selling to our guests and found 1 guest spend 7 days on an average in Nepal and drink 12-liter water in one trip. In season, we have around 100 arrivals in a month so we are generating over 1000 water bottles. To cope with the issues our team came up with the initiative of reusable water bottle to minimized the negative impact in the environment.
“It is not just a water bottle it will reflect values of organization “
- It demonstrates our organizational vision towards the sustainability.
- We have forecasted, over 5000 disposable water bottles can be eliminate solely by our organization.
- It will educate traveler about environmental challenge caused by plastic waste.
- It has demonstrated leadership and commitment of Aarya Travel on reducing the plastic waste in wider community of tourism industries.
Thus,we encourage our guest to refill the water since lots of Tea Houses in Trekking route sell boiled water which can be refilled in your own reusable water bottle.This money will directly go to local people rather than the big mineral water company.We provide free water purification table on trek which can be used for 25 liters.
Our all employes, guides, drivers are committed to our Reusable Water Bottle Initiatives. We have also tie up with the waste management company to recycle the waste generated by our organization.
It will be a souvenir to our guests from our side as well.